The camera does lie.

Yes I know we’re told the camera doesn’t lie. That what you see is what you get. But as cameras improve, photo editing grows and our knowledge of what we can and can’t do grows we discover the camera tells THE truth that we want IT to tell.

On Monday I met with Pally and Shelby. Pally is a beautiful boy that was a model horse. Well that’s what you see. The truth was a little different. Sometimes it’s easy not to appreciate what goes into photography because one of the aims is for it to look easy.

That’s what a session with Pally was. I love photography so no matter the session I’m going to enjoy myself. I’m going to get into the zone and be thinking “will this make a good photo, what about this” so I was so happy to photograph Pally. But he wasn’t going to make it easy. He was more like a naughty school boy that wanted attention but didn’t want to be told what to do. But the beauty of having a 2 hour session is you have time to work around the moments of “I’m not going to do this”. You also have the time to get the unexpected.

Right at the end of the shoot Pally realised Shelby wasn’t going holding onto his reigns so he took off. The joy of realising he was more clever than us was clear. I managed to get a few shots of him racing around free.

So that’s the truth. Just because you look at a photo gallery doesn’t mean you know how it went. But you get to see what I, the photographer, want you to see. I wanted to capture the relationship between Shelby and Pally, not just about the perfectly posed moments, it was about what Pally the horse and Shelby the human mean to each other, the bond between them.

The benefit of this is that your pet might also be quite mischievous when it comes to being a model, yet you get own an amazing gallery of your pet, of who they are and what they mean to you. And you get to have these memories captured forever. Check out the below pics and tell me your thoughts.